I thought this was a great idea. Simply sewing them together creates the perfect shape. Use the leftovers sewn together to make the essential front pocket. The ties are a nice weight, and always beautiful fabrics. What a great gift idea! I…Continue
Added by Susan on March 30, 2013 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments
I have for you today, a free Easter Bunny bag sewing pattern and tutorial, and a tutorial to show you how to make Easter carrots to put in the bag. FUN!
I'm not typically excited by most holidays for some reason. Maybe it's because my kids are now a lot older and I'm not inspired by classrooms, day care…Continue
Added by Susan on March 25, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments
I found this refashioning by Extra Petite and had to post it. It's another button-down shirt tutorial. She removes the sleeves to make the cutest bow to go around the collar, a couple of darts, a few other small alterations, and voila! She's wearing a very classy blouse that you could wear *anywhere* and look fab…Continue
Added by Susan on March 21, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
It's MIL's birthday at the end of this month, and when I asked what she would like, she said one of my aprons. When I said what do you want on it she surprised me by saying a Teddy!
I have done a Teddy for my kid size aprons, but I decided rather than scale it up to an…Continue
A few months ago I asked if we could recover the bench seat in my 1963 Chevrolet truck. We found a professionally renovated and recovered bottom part on e-bay, so the Other Half decided I could just recover the back to match as the padding was okay. It sort of matches, insomuchas it's a textured vinyl whereas the other was smooth. It took a bit more effort than making the sun visors, and I wish I could learn how to do it properly, but this is fine. It involved…Continue
Added by Karen on March 9, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Inspiration can strike me in the strangest of places.
I was recently standing in the least inspirational aisle of my local supermarket (household cleaning) and was absent mindedly choosing some kitchen sponges.
I have for some time wanted to create a simple layer cake for a tutorial and had not been happy with the materials I was experimenting with.
Divine intervention hit me as I saw these brightly colored slices of foam rubber, suddenly transformed in my minds eye to…
Added by Lisa Pay on March 2, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments